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  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Hesitates
    6. Cranberry habitat
    9. ____ Cola
    13. Tropical vine
    14. Hole punching tool
    15. “_____’s Heroes”
    16. Type of window
    17. “Young” prefix
    18. *_____ warning system for tsunamis
    19. *Twists around an eye
    21. *Polar ______
    23. To boot
    24. Long, long time
    25. Communications regulator
    28. *Like frostbitten fingers
    30. Snake, usually
    35. Porcine fat
    37. Hawk’s aerie, e.g.

  • Two milestones reached in first third of session

    This week saw two milestones of the 2014 Regular Session: The first third of the session completed and the first bill to receive final passage of the entire General Assembly.

     

  • It could be worse...

    It could be worse. We could live in Atlanta where salt is only for the table; where a snow like the one two weeks ago cripples the city and ice in the forecast for Wednesday.

     

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. *”Nebraska” leading man
    6. *Phelomena’s quest
    9. Immanuel ____  of “Critique of Pure Reason”
    13. B on Mendeleev’s table
    14. WSW opposite
    15. “None the _____”
    16. Lawyers’ loads
    17. Hula welcome
    18. Right-hand page
    19. Kind of tire
    21. *Bullock’s force of attraction
    23. Canny
    24. *Enterprise of “Star Trek Into Darkness”
    25. 20s dispenser
    28. Apiece
    30. Part of India

  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Burp
    6. Flapper’s feathers
    9. Struggle for air
    13. Wombs
    14. *Degree common to many Presidents
    15. *Presidential Medal of _____
    16. Show of contempt
    17. On vacation
    18. Beat the Joneses
    19. *The first whom women could vote for
    21. Perfect world
    23. Bit of binary code
    24. Bohemian, e.g.
    25. Part of T.G.I.F.
    28. One from the Magi
    30. Feel bitter about
    35. Exercise group, pl.
    37. Kicker’s field ____

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  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .

  • Last night, I experienced something new...
  • Senate reconvenes after Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    After a pause in legislative work last Monday to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Senate reconvened Tuesday in a joint session with the House to hear the governor’s budget proposal.
    Determining the state’s two-year budget is the most daunting, time-consuming task we undertake in the legislature.  
    As you can imagine, getting a majority of 138 lawmakers -- who represent varied ideologies and communities across the state -- to agree on any bill is hard.  It was never meant to be effortless.